- Quality, Reliable, and Affordable power
- Meter reading services
- Outage restoration
- Power generation and delivery
The City of Geneva's Electric Division is constantly searching for ways to improve system performance while keeping rates competitive. We operate a peak load generation plant to run at critical times which helps relieve stress on the system as well as keep rates down by generating power when costs are at their highest. In addition to this we have a contract with WMRE to purchase power from a landfill generator to ensure the best use of available and renewable resources.
The current electric rates are located at the link below:
To navigate through Municode to reach the electric rates take the following steps:
- From the main page Select Title 9 – Municipal Utilities
- Select Chapter 1 – Municipal Electric Service
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and Select Article A. – Services, Rates and Charges
- From this point on select the rate you are interested in viewing.
Geneva’s Energy Strategy
Geneva’s goal, based upon the City’s Strategic Plan, “Maintain Cost Effective & Efficient Delivery of City Services”, is to “Stabilize and Maintain Completive Energy Rates within the Northern Illinois markets”. The energy markets are dynamic, constantly changing due to supply, demand, technology, governmental and environmental regulations.
Geneva accomplishes rate stabilization through diversification and ownership of energy sources and fuels. Geneva Generation Facility (GGF) is a natural gas facility, used to supply energy during higher summer peak loads, taking advantage of the today’s lower natural gas prices. GGF is bid into the market on hourly basis insuring the lowest available price during peak periods. Geneva has energy contracts through 2016, to meet the intermediate load periods of the mid-day summer loads. Geneva’s base load energy needs are provided by two different sources. The first is land fill gas generation, Geneva has had a relationship with Waste Management Energy Resources that dates back to 1987. The second base load resource is a contract with Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency (NIMPA). Through the NIMPA contract, Geneva has an entitlement share of 35 MW in Prairie State Generating Company. This state of the art, 1,600 MW coal Fired Power plant, is located in southern Illinois, 60 miles southeast of St Louis.
The City of Geneva Electric Utility is a member of the Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency (NIMPA) .
On June 6, 2012, NIMPA and its partners at the Prairie State Generating Company proudly took possession of, and placed Unit 1 of the 1600-megawatt (MW) Prairie State Energy Campus (PSEC) into commercial operation. This is a significant milestone in the process of completing the super critical coal fired mine mouth power plant that will supply NIMPA's 120 MW share to the 3 communities that NIMPA serves with low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible power for decades to come. PSEC consists of two 800 MW units and Unit 2 is expected to become commercial later this year.
Located in Southern Illinois, Prairie State was strategically planned to have the power plant and the coal mine on the same campus. This design eliminates the need to transport the coal from the mine to the plant, thereby reducing fuel transportation costs for the plant, power production costs for participating utilities, as well as overall emissions due to eliminating the transportation of coal to the plant. Prairie State fulfills the vision by NIMPA and its partners of their desire to use domestic energy resources to provide low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible power for their customers. This is especially evident with the construction of Lively Grove, the onsite mine. Not only is this mine one of the safest mines in the world, it will supply all of the fuel for the adjacent power plant.
As owners of the coal mine, NIMPA and its partners at Prairie State have already purchased coal reserves to power the plant for approximately 30 years. Prairie State is also prepared to meet and exceed the newest environmental regulations. The plant is expected to achieve some of the highest standards of efficiency and emissions control. Prairie State ranks among the top-tier of coal-fired plants nationwide in per megawatt hour carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, reduction and removal of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) , and particulate matter, Prairie State serves the valuable purpose of achieving Geneva’s goal of having a diversified portfolio of Power Resources.
For more information on Prairie State Energy Campus go to http://www.prairiestateenergycampus.com/
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Presentation to Geneva City Council on 12/03/2012 – Rate Presentation